[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 18 September 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Tonga

Mapping   Source: TOI In 2023, record-high temperatures have been observed globally. Scientists attribute this unusual heat to various factors, including an underwater volcanic eruption off Tonga (Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai) in the South Pacific in January 2022. While most volcanic eruptions typically cool the planet due to sun-dimming particles, this eruption released a significant amount …

Anamudi Shola national park

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH Context: The Munnar Wildlife Division in Idukki, India, has successfully transformed the Pazhathottam area in the Anamudi Shola National Park from a burnt-out land filled with exotic tree species into a lush 50-hectare forest. This eco-restoration project carried out with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), …

Segur elephant corridor

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: A Supreme Court-appointed committee has declared 12 private resorts along the Segur elephant corridor illegal. This corridor is vital for the movement of elephants and other wildlife between habitats in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The resorts were challenged by the owners who claimed the corridor didn’t comprise an …

India Seeks Australia’s Help to Combat Nipah Virus

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: The Wire  Context: India is seeking Australia’s assistance in combating the Nipah virus outbreak, which has claimed 12 lives in the country. The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has reached out to the Queensland government in Australia to obtain an antibody developed there for testing its effectiveness in …

Water on the Moon

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE    Context: A recent study using data from the Chandrayaan-1 mission has suggested that high-energy electrons in Earth’s magnetosphere might be contributing to the formation of water on the Moon’s surface. The research indicates that electrons in our planet’s plasma sheet, a region of trapped charged particles within …

Unified Portal for Agricultural Statistics

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Unified Portal for Agricultural Statistics (UPAg Portal – www.upag.gov.in) was officially launched recently. This innovative platform is designed to revolutionize data management in India’s agriculture sector, addressing complex governance challenges. The portal aims to provide real-time, reliable, and standardized information, empowering stakeholders and facilitating more responsive …

‘Anti-trust’ Law

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: Google is currently facing allegations in a U.S. court that it used illegal tactics to maintain a monopoly in online search. The S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and several U.S. states argue that Google’s “arrangements” with companies like Apple to be the default search engine on their devices …

Santiniketan

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Economic Times  Context: Santiniketan, the renowned university town in West Bengal established by Rabindranath Tagore, has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The decision was made during the 45th World Heritage Committee Meeting held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.     About Santiniketan: Santiniketan was originally an ashram established …

Amrit Brikshya Andolan

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH The Assam Government organized a campaign called “Amrit Brikshya Andolan” aimed at increasing the state’s green cover by planting saplings, primarily of commercial trees. The campaign set out to achieve nine world records during this massive tree-planting drive. The primary objective of the campaign was to plant one …

HungerMap LIVE: Global insights and key trends

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions    Source: WFP: HungerMap  Context: The World Food Programme has released “HungerMap LIVE: Global insights and key trends”.   What is HungerMap LIVE? HungerMap LIVE is a real-time monitoring system tracking key indicators of acute hunger, including household food consumption, livelihoods, child nutritional status, mortality, and access …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 September 2023

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2023: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday General Studies – 2   Topic: India and its neighbourhood – International relations 1. While India and Bangladesh have undoubtedly …

what are the ways of strengthening and improving the moral character of civil servants?

Topic: strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance 7. what are the ways of strengthening and improving the moral character of civil servants? (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2024 Secure. Key …

The consequences of our actions are important and we should weigh these up when we consider what we should do. Evaluate the statement in the context of utilitarian ethics.

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 6. The consequences of our actions are important and we should weigh these up when we consider …

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985 has certain punitive elements, it also recognizes the importance of rehabilitation and treatment. However, there is a growing consensus that a more reformative and balanced approach is needed to address the complex issue of drug abuse and trafficking effectively. Critically comment.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 5. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985 has certain punitive elements, it also recognizes the importance of rehabilitation and treatment. However, there is a growing consensus that a more reformative and balanced approach is needed …